02-20-2013, 12:35 PM
Your location: Bristol, England
Age (If you want): 37
How Primal are you: Still working out how to do it around other family members diets, but having dabbled I'm going to start with cutting out grains and sugar more religiously.
Do you consume dairy: Yes - real yogurt and some cheeses.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Looking for vibrant health and energy instead of all the tiredness and stress-exacerbated minor health issues that are my daily lot right now.
Favorite exercise: pilates, walking, learning to juggle.
Favorite Primal food: Skin from a roast chicken, salmon, fried eggs on a big salad.
Best part about being Primal: Being freed from the idea I need an exercise regime in order to exercise.
Worst part about being Primal: still wanting to support our local artisan bakery
02-20-2013, 02:09 PM
Your location: Eastern Pennsylvania
Age (If you want): 26
How Primal are you: Well I was primal for a little over a week and then had one bad weekend. It's been a couple of weeks now, and I'm prepared to do this for the long term. Beginning today I will strive to be 100% primal!
Do you consume dairy: Yes. I love dairy.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, one cup of coffee with cream + sugar every morning.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Simple, I want to be the healthiest version of me and still eat really delicious foods. And I am tired of craving sugar + getting migraines. I'm too young to feel the way I do...
Favorite exercise: Do people actually have a favorite exercise? I'm going to need some motivation with this one. Walking around the property + playing with my dog.
Favorite Primal food: I'm not sure yet. Though I do love meat!
Best part about being Primal: Again, not sure... but I hear it's pretty awesome.
Worst part about being Primal: I hope there isn't a "worst part"...
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02-21-2013, 10:30 AM
CalicoGal says Hi
Your location: Dewitt Michigan
Age (If you want): 30
How Primal are you: 80/20
Do you consume dairy: Right now only Butter.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes. Thinking about switching to herbal tea only as I really miss my cream and sugar.
Motivator for switching to Primal: A cruise in July and getting pregnant with #2 at a healthy starting point (after cruise)
Favorite exercise: Not much right now. I do have kettlebells and will hopefully start using them soon and I want to start training for a 5k again.
Favorite Primal food: Bacon and Eggs
Best part about being Primal: Being able to eat bacon and eggs and lose weight.
Worst part about being Primal: Realizing the amount of grains and crud in my diet beforehand. Also my husbands attitude.
I have been doing this since Jan 4th of 2013. I have lost 21lbs and 12 inches (overall). I don't miss alot of sweets or breads but I do get cravings at night for nuts. I think its the fatty-salty goodness. But I am worried they are contributing to my skin allergy. My skin gets hot, red and very itchy, if I don't take an allergy pill everyday, even then I get Hot red patches on my face mostly. When I went to the Dermatologist, he just said its common and I must have changed something. Then prescribed me Allegra. Grrr. Otherwise I feel good and hope to get more active as the weather warms up. Thanks!
02-21-2013, 05:22 PM
Okay I've posted a few times but thought I should really do this too!!
Your location: Adelaide australia
Age (If you want): 24
How Primal are you: 80% probably, not all that fussed about rating my primalness, I just try the best I can!
Do you consume dairy: Butter and occassionally full cream milk/cheese
Do you drink coffee or tea: yes to both.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Two friends had been talking about it for a while and I've been on a quest for a long time to find a way of eating that makes me feel calmer and helps my PCOS
Favorite exercise: bike riding - my exercise and commute! I love walking too though
Favorite Primal food: any kind of slow cooked lamb. Sardines (its a childhood comfort thing!)
Best part about being Primal: energy! fun things to cook!
Worst part about being Primal: Feeling like an odd one out when confronted with food I'd rather not eat in social situations
02-21-2013, 05:40 PM
Your location: Prosser, WA
Age (If you want): 35
How Primal are you: 100% food-wise, but as far as exercise, sunshine, squatting instead of sitting, etc, I'd say I'm around ...5%. Totally embarrassed by that, but I'm being honest.
Do you consume dairy: Half-and-half in my coffee. Full fat Greek yogurt. Edit: I forgot to add ghee to the list.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, coffee and white or green tea, and some herbal teas.
Motivator for switching to Primal: I want to lose weight! I want to look good! I want to feel good and have energy! I'm starting school in August and I want to lose 50-60 lbs.
Favorite exercise: Chasing my one year old son around the house.
Favorite Primal food: Bacon! Grilled chicken is good, too. Oh, and steak. I can't choose just one.
Best part about being Primal: Eating real food and knowing that I'm helping my body by doing so.
Worst part about being Primal: Washing all the dishes. I have a lot more dishes since cooking so much more real food. Also, trying to find organic, grass-fed meats and eggs that don't cost an arm and a leg.
02-22-2013, 10:58 AM
Your location: Richmond, VA, US
Age (If you want): 27
How Primal are you: Food wise, 75%. Lifestyle, 50%.
Do you consume dairy: Definitely, but I avoid presweetened things(obviously) and I love yogurt and kefir.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Like they're going out of style. Lately my body has really been craving tea particularly.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Health, big time. Potential weight loss a far second. Details below.
Favorite exercise: I'm not gonna lie, I love to run. And lift. And yoga. I'm not a chronic cardio chick, but running loves me and I love it. Fartleks are my favorite!
Favorite Primal food: It's so hard to choose, but I love the little fatty bits of a good steak, as well as sauteed celery. That stuff is delicious.
Best part about being Primal: The energy is amazing, and my stomach problems disappear.
Worst part about being Primal: It's very difficult eating a completely different diet from your friends and family. I wouldn't do it if I didn't have to.
I'm 310 pounds right now, due to severe, suicidal depression and, more importantly, the medication I've been taking since last summer. I have health problems coming out my ears, mostly secondary to depression and my inability to move and eat properly. I was on this diet before, and I really felt much better- unfortunately, my doctor put me on a new medication for a rare brain disorder and this medication made it impossible for me to eat- all I could choke down occasionally was rice pudding. I was so sick! As I eased off the medication, I was still focused on just what I could keep down, and I wasn't ready to go back to Primal yet. Now I am, thank goodness, and I'm so excited!
The weight is a problem right now; my body doesn't like being this weight. But more importantly, I must nourish my body properly as it goes through this difficult time and give it the energy it needs to cope, I have to promote health as best I can.
Let's see how it goes! But after only one day full Primal, I already feel better!
02-22-2013, 04:22 PM
Your location: Oceanside
Age (If you want): 30
How Primal are you: 80/20
Do you consume dairy: Yes
Do you drink coffee or tea: Both
Motivator for switching to Primal: One day I made a strawberry pop tart and a protein shake and asked myself why I was not eating real strawberries that were in my fridge and how come I'm not enjoying steak and eggs. A real meal instead of a convenient substitute.
Favorite exercise: Squat, Bech, Deadlift, Press, Row, and Pull-ups, HIIT cardio all ya need.
Favorite Primal food: meat
Best part about being Primal: I can go all day on an 8oz fatty steak and salad
Worst part about being Primal: Kind of an outcast
02-23-2013, 01:59 PM
Your location: London, UK
Age (If you want): 42
How Primal are you: 95 food / 75 activity
Do you consume dairy: 2 x per week
Do you drink coffee or tea: Coffee, espresso macchiato with coconut milk kefir. one-a-day
Motivator for switching to Primal: Broke my leg skiing 2 years ago & was bed-ridden for months,
read the book & didn't want to get fat sitting in bed all day!
Favorite exercise: Running 2 x per week, HIIT once a week, body-weight circuits, pull-ups, planks, playing with my kids
Favorite Primal food: wild anything..red salmon, mackerel, boar, venison, duck, lamb
Best part about being Primal: Feelin good about myself & my body. steady 70kg weight.
Worst part about being Primal: Trying to explain it in a nutshell to skeptics
02-23-2013, 02:17 PM
Your location: New Zealand
Age (If you want):42, female, engaged to a great guy who has also gone primal with ease and is thriving, blast him!
How Primal are you:95%
Do you consume dairy:Yes, but not at all helpful for weightloss
Do you drink coffee or tea:Yes, white coffee leaves me hungry, black coffee kills my appetite. What am I drinking right now? White coffee...
Motivator for switching to Primal:Lupus and renal transplant of 18 years. Been messing around with Primal since 8th December last year, last bloods were a huge improvement and lupus markers were very low for the first time in over 20 years. Sugar and wheat were my triggers for that.
Favorite exercise: Walking - hunting with my two schipperke dogs on the four large dairy farms around my house. Rabbits and hares. My partner taught me to shoot (.22 rifle) and I was amazed at how instinctive the whole process is. I never EVER thought I could kill anything, but having a purpose (feeding my dogs) and seeing the dogs turn from silly yappy town dogs to steady, supremely fulfilled and happy country dogs has been a real eye opener. They were born to hunt and kill as a part of their psyche, and apparently so was I as a human. Who knew?!
Favorite Primal food:Eggs.
Best part about being Primal:No arthritis symptoms and huge increase in energy and clarity of thought.
Worst part about being Primal:Having to bring food from home when you are out and about for the day.
Primal living has transformed my life for the better in so many ways, but the 10kg I want to lose is not coming off. I know exactly what the culprits are - dairy products and lashings of lovely brazil and walnuts, but after giving wheat, grains and sugar up with very little hardship I am really stuck on these last things. Yes I know nuts are Primal, but not for weightloss!
This time last year I lost 6kg doing Body for Life, which left me permanently exhausted and obsessing about food ALL DAY. Eating primal, food is a subtext to my day which is great, but I haven't managed to start weights again. I loved weights on BFL and my body type responds very quickly to heavy lifting, but I remember the utter exhaustion from doing chronic cardio as well as weights. So I will be starting another thread asking for internet workout and PL buddies. Accountability to others will make the last little bits of my transition to PL much more enjoyable
02-24-2013, 04:37 AM
Hi not sure if this is the first place to post.
I am new to this and from the UK. I thought that I was supposed to answer the questions above but I can't click in them.
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